Archive of films Stone Melody / Melody bard

Iran
2011, 11 min

Section: Focus on Kurdish Film
Year: 2013

The sound of stones accompanies highlanders their whole lives: children play with stones, stone is cut from quarries, millstones and mortars are made of stone, churches are built of stone, and stone is the material of statues. Without stone cliffs there would be no echo. Stones serve as musical instruments, weapons, and grave markers. A poetic, elegantly edited documentary.


Synopsis

For centuries, the sound of stones has accompanied highlanders their whole lives: children play with stones, stone is cut from quarries, millstones and mortars are made of stone, dwellings and churches are built of stone, and stone is the stuff statues are made of. Without stone cliffs there would be no echo. Stones serve as musical instruments, weapons, and grave markers. The director shot his poetic, elegantly edited documentary in his birthplace, the historically and architecturally unique village of Oraman Takht in Iranian Kurdistan, where stone remains an important part of everyday life.

About the director

Parviz Rostami (b. 1977, Oraman Takht, Iran) studied visual arts and photography, and since 2001 he has shot two dozen documentaries, including A Singing to the River (2001), Lasting Legacy, A Table-Linen for the Joy of Spirits, Patchal, and The Praise Guest (2006).

Contacts

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E-mail: parvizrostami56@gmail.com

About the film

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Section: Focus on Kurdish Film
   
Director: Parviz Rostami
Screenplay: Parviz Rostami
Dir. of Photography: Sarkew Mesgari
Music: Fardin Abbasi
Editor: Tofiq Amani
Producer: Parviz Rostami
Production: The Art Department of Kurdistan Province
Cast: Parviz Rostami
Contact: Parviz Rostami
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